Saturday, May 31, 2014

Height and Priorities

Speaking of architecture...

From 1311 (when Lincoln Cathedral in England surpassed the Great Pyramid of Giza in Egypt) until 1884, 573 years, the tallest building in the world was always a Christian church. But in 1884 Cologne Cathedral (pictured) was surpassed by the Washington Monument, celebrating the leader of the American Revolution, and five years later by the Eiffel Tower, celebrating the centennial of the French Revolution. The record would never be held by a church again. Food for thought.

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